Co-presented with Houston Latino Film Festival
with Nino Martinez Sosa
Available virtually across US for 72 hours beginning Nov 20 at 7:30pm, followed by a virtual Q&A with Nino Martínez Sosa.
Also available in person Nov 14 at 1pm at MFAH, for more information visit here.
This program is co-presented with Houston Latino Film Festival and part of The Third Coast.
In early 20th century, Liborio, a peasant, disappears in a hurricane and returns as a prophet. He says he’s been given a mission: to bring the good and take away the evil, curing the sick and teaching by example.
People begin to congregate by his side and they move to the mountains to have total freedom and develop the dream of an independent community.
Everything changes when the invading US Marines wants to disarm and disband the community. Liborio wants to avoid a confrontation but knows that they can’t run forever.
|Country, Year||Dominican Republic, 2021|
|Director||Nino Marínez Sosa|
|Writer||Nino Martínez Sosa, Pablo Arellano|
|Cast||Vincente Santos, Karina Valdez, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Fidia Peralta, Anderson Mojica, Jeffrey Holsman|
|Producer||Fernando Santos Díaz, Nino Martínez Sosa|
|Runtime||99 MINS, SECS|
|Subject||Film, The Third Coast|
Nino Martinez Sosa
Nino Martinez Sosa studied film at Santo Domingo University. He moved to Spain and began a prolific career as an editor working in several awarded feature films and documentaries that had led him to countries such as Puerto Rico, Peru, Nicaragua, U.S.A., Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. He founded the production company Balsié Guanábana Macuto in his home country that serves as a launchpad for his director’s career and partner with Fernando Santos and Guasábara Cine to produce Liborio, his first feature film.
He has taught classes and give lectures in many film schools and art centers such as the EICTV, ECAM, NIC, CICE, Chavon Art School, and the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Joint master’s degree. In 2009 he became a member of the Spanish Film Academy, and since 2012 he’s a member of the European Film Academy.